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lonestar_0
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Aug 12, 2016
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Any recommendations for a 6S battery? I'm still learning the acronyms. Any help understanding this battery technology would be appreciated. Is this a good 6S battery for the Kraton: "DLG 30C Burst 60C 6S 5000mAh 22.2V LiPO Li-Po High-Discharge Rate Powerful Battery with Dean's T Plug ". Suggested supplier for a good 6S battery?
Aug 12, 2016
GTone
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Aug 14, 2016
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You will likely save some cash doing the two 3s packs set up, the truck comes set up to run both configs as far as I know(I have the Typhon, same platform). Also, since there are no inexpensive 6s packs, you'll want to really care for them well, you want a substantial charger that will balance charge and not take several hours, which is what will result with a 50 watt charger. Just a FYI heads up. Amps x C rate determines the (advertised)potential of a battery. A 5000(5 amp) battery at 30C is really pushing the minimal limit. Might be fine for back yard play, run up and down the street making full throttle passes, or across a park where grass puts a load on and something might get hot somewhere as the battery struggles to provide current. I give up on searching batteries, SMC gets my money. Hard to beat, and usually the lowest prices. Also, they refuse to sell junk, unlike other well known overpriced underperforming brands...cough cough....Venom.
Aug 14, 2016
wldman222
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Aug 14, 2016
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Ditto on SMC. They get my money as well. Best batteries I have. Although Venom does have an excellent warranty policy (I've changed out the same battery 2 times over 2 years with no problems for free!) but they are pricey.
Aug 14, 2016
PowerScissor
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Aug 16, 2016
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Having owned a few Arrma products...I wouldn't run 6s. Granted it was the old 180A line of esc's and this has the reported "fixed" 185A esc in it. Every 6s run for me resulted in fried esc. I'm excited to try the new 185A esc, but will steer away from 6s unless you plan on racing or something. Nothing worse than charging up a bunch of expensive 6s batteries, driving somewhere cool for the day, and frying the esc on the first run.
Aug 16, 2016
Cl-Audio
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Aug 17, 2016
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Keep in mind this truck is set up with xt90 battery connectors. You will need to do some soldering if you want to use deans.
Aug 17, 2016
Croozer313
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Aug 17, 2016
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I use 2 SMC Racing 3s batteries for my X Maxx.
Aug 17, 2016
PowerScissor
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Aug 17, 2016
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Even when running 2 3s batteries? I would assume it would be XT-60 for 3s. Would be a shame to have to put new connectors on all my 3s batteries. Hopefully they went with the 60 and not 90 for the 2 battery setup.
Aug 17, 2016
Cl-Audio
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Aug 17, 2016
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The updated 2016 v2 models are xt-90.
Aug 17, 2016
san1c59
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Aug 19, 2016
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don't resolder your battery connectors, just make an adapter from xt 60 to xt 90
Aug 19, 2016
PowerScissor
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Aug 21, 2016
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That was my first instinct...just wondering if there's a reason they went to the XT-90 like issues with the XT-60. If so I'd rather eliminate it from the picture altogether. Probably make a few runs with adapters first. I've never ever had an issue with XT-60 so wonder the teason for the move.
Aug 21, 2016
lonestar_0
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Aug 21, 2016
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PowerScissor...thank you for the reply. I hear you about the 6S LiPo. Would you have the same opinion about this Vant battery I purchased from Amazon? : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0145HZ7XS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I already had it on order when your comment came through. It seems to have some good reviews from Arram users. Thanks again. By the way....what does "esc" stand for....is it the controller interface?
Aug 21, 2016
PowerScissor
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Aug 21, 2016
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Electronic Speed Controller. It's simply put what controls the speed of the motor...and depending on the situation & Application converting DC to AC.
Aug 21, 2016
DeeThomas
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Aug 21, 2016
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The new electronics probably get really hot under load with 6S power. So the move to the larger connector with a higher amp rating and thicker guage wire will improve on saftey and performance under continuous amp draw. Considering Arrma's track record with the previous ESC issues seems like a good move. Just my thoughts on that.
Aug 21, 2016
MRABN702
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Oct 14, 2019
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Powerscissor what brand of batterys you recommend and how many milliamps and c rate my motor gets really hot I'm running 2 3s 5000mah 60c or could it be my pinion gear I would have to change I really just bash amd ride around the desert
Oct 14, 2019
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